canyouREADtheseRxs?

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

Candice Cefalu, PharmD, and pharmacy technicianTiffany Holman, of Wal-Mart Pharmacyin Louisville, Mississippi, were completelystumped when this prescription was broughtinto the pharmacy. The staff tried several timesto decipher the physician?s illegible handwritingto no avail. Cefalu called the prescribingphysician?s office for clarification. Can youdecipher this poorly written script?

Pharmacist Leslie Schweizer, Tina Bresnahan,CPhT, and Leah DeRosia, CPhT, of WalgreensPharmacy in Pahrump, Nevada, had a hard timetrying to determine what medication was writtenon this script. They made several attempts tounscramble this prescription but were unsuccessful.Bresnahan finally called the prescribingphysician?s office for verification. Do you knowwhat medication is being ordered?

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Rx 1: Enalapril 10 mg, #30, 1 tablet qd for blood pressure.

Rx 2: Multivitamin, #30, 1 tablet po qd.

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